FORCE, VELOCITY, AND POWER ADAPTATIONS IN RESPONSE TO A PERIODIZED PLYOMETRIC TRAINING PROGRAM

  • E. Petushek
  • L. Garceau
  • W. Ebben
Keywords: ground reaction forces, stretch-shortening cycle, program design

Abstract

This study assessed kinetic, kinematic and temporal adaptations to the countermovement jump in response to a 6 week periodized plyometric training program. Twenty recreationally active women were randomly assigned to a plyometric training or control group. Testing consisted of 3 maximal countermovement jumps on a force platform prior to and after the six weeks of training. A two-way repeated measures ANOVA was used to assess differences between pre- and post-testing sessions and between groups. Post-test eccentric and concentric velocity, power and jump height were significantly greater (p < 0.05) in the training group. Periodized plyometric training is effective for increasing jump height, and augmentations are likely due to enhanced eccentric velocity.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities